The funeral for slain New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw will be held today, with hundreds of law enforcement officials expected to pay their respects, per TribLive. About 1,000 mourners lined up to honor the 25-year-old rookie officer during visitation Monday. On Tuesday, officials announced the arrest of Shaw's suspected shooter, expressing relief that he'd been captured before the funeral. Rahmael Sal Holt was arrested at a home in Hazelwood and is being held without bail.
While we can't help you actually want to go to your in-laws for Thanksgiving, we can help make getting there a little less awful. With nearly 250,000 people passing through Pittsburgh International this week, plan on air travel being an even more stressful endeavor than usual. To counterbalance that, here are some fool-proof airport hacks, organized chronologically from the parking lot to wheels down. And if you're taking the Turnpike across the state, we did some Very Important Research on which rest stops you should visit. Safe travels.
On the night before Thanksgiving, amid the splendor of the holiday season and the warmth of kith and kin, there will be alcohol ... lots of it. In fact, today — dubbed "Blackout Wednesday" for obvious reasons — is one of the busiest of the year for the fine purveyors of beers, wines and distilled spirits. This includes those watering holes in Pittsburgh where servers and bar owners are preparing for the onslaught while describing it with a mix of awe and revelry and more than a few war stories.
It'll be an epic battle for the fate of a Lawrenceville wall. Watch as 20 artists compete to paint a mural inside Belvederes, and then vote for your favorite. The only rules for these artists: They must do original work, and they must incorporate Sweetwater Brewing into their mural.
Where: Belvederes Ultra-Dive at 4016 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: November 22, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
How much: Free admission
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Imagine eating Thanksgiving dinner almost daily for five weeks. That's reality for the cast of "The Humans," a comedic play that's on stage at O’Reilly Theater through Dec. 10. With all that practice, we turned to the cast for tips on binging Thanksgiving dinner. We also asked local nutrition pros to lay out a 3-day eating guide (starting today) to make the best of tomorrow's meal. P.S. You can stay on top of all the holiday season fun — food and otherwise — by signing up for our Holidays in the 'Burgh emails.
... we'll be celebrating our second Who's Next: Politics class, featuring 18 up-and-coming leaders. Members include a mayor-elect, 2018 candidates, party leaders and those working behind the scenes answering phones and researching policy. You’re invited to celebrate with them at a happy hour in their honor at Industrious (Downtown). Get your tickets, which include appetizers, beer, wine and spirits — and support our local journalism.